Metropolitan-Cammell Ltd. 1965 - 1989

born in:
Saltley, Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon (MCCW) Company Ltd. was a Birmingham, England based manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons, based in Saltley and subsequently Washwood Heath. The company was formed in 1863 as the Metropolitan Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd, by Joseph Wright. Over the years the company amalgamated with a number of other wagon making companies.

In 1929 Vickers Ltd and Cammell Laird & Co Ltd merged their rolling stock interests to form the then great undertaking Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Co Ltd with its head office at Saltley. In May 1989, the railway business was sold to GEC Alsthom (now Alstom) Group. The last trains to be built at the Washwood Heath plant prior to its closure in 2005 were the Class 390 "Pendolino" tilting trains for the West Coast Main Line modernisation.